Robert Gates, the secretary of defense under former President Barack Obama, said that Democrat President Joe Biden’s disastrous pullout from Afghanistan made him physically sick.
Gates made his new statements about President Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal during an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” which is set to air on Sunday.
“It was really tough for a few days there, I actually wasn’t feeling very well,” Gates said. “And I realized it was because of what was happening in Kabul. And I was just so low about the way it had ended if you will, and, and I guess the other, the other feeling that I had was that it probably did not need to have turned out that way.”
Well President Biden, said any withdrawal is messy,” 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper said.
“Certainly the military considers the withdraw the most dangerous part of an operation, but, but they really had a lot of time to plan, beginning with the deal that President Trump cut with the Taliban, so that was in February of 2020,” Gates added. “Once President Biden reaffirmed that there was going to be a firm deadline date. That’s the point at which I think they should have begun bringing these people out.”